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Recent NLRB decision continues to erode confidentiality protection for workplace investigations

USA - January 11 2013 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently overruled its longstanding precedent that categorically protected confidential witness statements...

Brian D. Pedrow.

NLRB expands employers’ duty to respond to union requests for “presumptively relevant” information

USA - November 12 2012 A National Labor Relations Board panel recently found that an employer has a good-faith duty under the National Labor Relations Act to respond in a reasonably timely manner to a union request for “presumptively relevant” information even when the employer believes it may have actual grounds for not providing that information....

Daniel V. Johns.

Psychological counseling is a medical examination under the ADA, rules the Sixth Circuit

USA - September 5 2012 In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated a federal district court’s judgment and concluded that psychological counseling constitutes a medical examination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)....

Elisabeth R. Blattner-Thompson.

New PA law allows 8-80 overtime calculation method

USA - July 12 2012 A newly enacted amendment to the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act expressly permits the use of the 8-80 method of calculating overtime, making clear that this method is permitted not only under federal law, but state law as well....

John B. Langel, David S. Fryman, Kaitlin E. Picco.

Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Law takes effect July 1

USA - June 18 2012 The Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Law goes into effect on July 1, 2012, requiring certain employers to provide paid sick days to eligible full-time employees....

Frank Chernak.